Thursday, February 16, 2012

Birthday Menu

Someone had a birthday today.
That same someone has been talking about her upcoming birthday for....well....months.
And planning.
We've regularly read Henry and Mudge and the Best Day of All - and each time, Yael has reminded me that she wants a birthday breakfast "just like that."

So this morning, she reminded me again.

As we prepared to make the pancakes, she said, "wait! I have to go get the MENU!"

She ran to get the book....
I checked to make sure that, although not in the picture, coffee was an acceptable part of the breakfast menu (phew, it was) and then I set out to make the pancakes.

I used this recipe, since it is quick and easy. Thanks to my pal FrumeSarah for introducing it to me!

One Cup Pancakes (adapted from Jamie Oliver)
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
glug of vanilla

Mix it all together, let it rest for a little bit, and then cook like pancakes.

Serve, according to The Best Day of All, with butter, syrup, and strawberries.
It causes happy sticky faces.

Happy birthday to my girl!
Other birthday posts coming soon...


Sara said...

Sounds like a perfect way to start a birthday to me! Just a question regarding your recipe: what type of whole wheat pastry flour do you use? Is is King Arthur? We don't have a lot of options where I live. Thanks!

Phyllis Sommer said...

I'm embarrassed to tell you this story. My local store happened to be out of the Bob's Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour, which is what I usually buy. So I turned to Amazon...and I ordered, somewhat without realizing it, TWENTY FIVE POUNDS of whole wheat pastry flour. Can you imagine? It arrived at my house and I needed help to get the box inside. Seriously. So I have started using WWPF in lieu of allpurpose flour as often as possible....just to get rid of the stuff! (I should just send you some!)
So you can totally make this recipe with AP flour and that is actually what it calls for originally. I forgot to say that in the post!